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Texas - Prairies and Lakes

"Prairies and Lakes." Does that title really tell the tale? Well, yes-and no. Prairies and Lakes paints merely the pastoral brush strokes in this region's richly textured panorama. The full picture emerges only when you add the dynamic cities, charming communities, and colorful history that enliven this attraction-packed section of Texas.

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Meadowbrook Golf Course

Located one mile east of downtown Arlington in Meadowbrook Park, Meadowbrook Golf Course, built in 1935, is the oldest course in Arlington. The 9-Hole executive layout, par 32 consists of six par fours 250 to 300 yards in length and three par threes approximately 150

Arlington, TX Golf Courses


Waco Lake Hunting

Waco Lake offers a wide variety of hunting opportunities including: dove, early teal, duck, archery, deer gun season, and spring turkey hunting. There are 9 Wildlife Management Areas that consist of approximately 2,000

, TX Hunting

Lake Texoma State Park

Lake Texoma State Park, located on the Oklahoma portion of Lake Texoma, offers fishing, swimming, camping, picnic areas, horseback riding, trail rides, tennis, hiking, nature programs, indoor fitness and recreation programs. Golfers can choose between two 18

, TX State Parks

Waco Lake Fishing

There are over 51 species of fish which inhabit Waco Lake. The 6 major species which anglers catch regularly include Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Crappie, Channel Catfish, Blue Catfish and Yellow Catfish.

, TX Fishing

Ray Roberts Greenbelt Corridor

The Ray Roberts Lake/Lake Lewisville Greenbelt Corridor is a 20 mile multi-use trail system (12 miles for equestrian and 10 for hike and bike use)

, TX Trails

Somerville Lake Water Sports

Two private floating marinas, Big Creek Marina and Lake Somerville Marina, and 11 boat ramps provide plenty of lake access for water recreation. The fee for boat launching at US Army Corps of Engineers operated parks is $3.00

, TX Boating

Grapevine Lake Hiking and BikingTrails

Northshore Trail Approximately 9 miles Northshore offers some spectacular views of Grapevine Lake and dam for both hiking and biking.

, TX Trails

Sam Rayburn Library and Museum

The Sam Rayburn Library and Museum is the creation of "Mr. Sam", as he was affectionately known to his friends and colleagues. Rayburn established the library and museum in 1957 as a tribute to the people of his cherished Fannin County, Texas.

Bonham, TX Museums

Bardwell Lake Equestrian Trail

The Bardwell Lake Equestrian and multiuse trail is on a two thousand acre tract of land at the north end of Waxahachie Creek Park at Bardwell Lake. Waxahachie Creek Park is 7/10 of a mile west of the Bardwell Lake Bridge on Highway 34 east of Bardwell and west of Ennis.

, TX Equestrian

Parker County Courthouses

After three previous structures were destroyed by fire, the present Parker County Courthouse was begun in 1884 and dedicated in 1886

Weatherford, TX Historic Courthouses


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